• Teach 4th grade students in a science curriculum-based program outdoors

  • Manage behaviors in full-class as well as smaller groups

  • Mealtime duties

  • Special projects and light maintenance of the facility

  • Daily set-up and clean-up (some heavy lifting – on and off a boardwalk)


  • Programs scheduled during the 2019-2020 school year (anticipate end of August through March).

  • Fourth grade program (EarthkeepersTM) is three days/zero nights at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve on the West Bank. 

  • Approximately 20 sessions anticipated for 2019-2020 school year.

  • Training will occur from August 26, 2019 through the end of September. 

  • The first week will be paid, overnight, all-staff training. Overnight attendance for this week of training, Mon-Fri. is mandatory for all Earth Educator positions.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Strong commitment to children and learning 

  • Experience with teaching children

  • Able to work in outdoor environments (variety of weather conditions)

  • Flexible schedule

  • Performance/acting skills a plus

  • Must have a car


Part-time EarthkeepersTM (4th grade program) salary is paid on a per day basis which begins at $75 per day during training and increases to $93 per day with the first program.

  • The opportunity to teach in an informal setting at a 1 to 7 ratio of adults to kids 

  • The chance to learn from and become proficient with an innovative and effective model for teaching and managing kids

  • Learning the dynamics of community building among staff and participants at programs

  • Sharing your enjoyment of the out-of-doors with others

  • Working with a team of dedicated earth educators

  • Interacting with students and adults from diverse backgrounds

  • Red Cross CPR and 1st Aid Training

DATE OF EMPLOYMENT: Start date:  August 26, 2019  


First read:   T.R.E.E. Programs: A Commitment to Quality Education and 

So, You Want to Work for T.R.E.E.’s Day Program.  

Then email cover letter and your resume to Sue Brown at employment@treetalk.org, with subject line Part-Time Earthkeepers Position, through July 31.  All resumes will be reviewed at that time and personal interviews will be scheduled for mid-August.

T.R.E.E. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in employment or in its programs or activities.